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The streamgaging station, Plum Island River at Plum Island, MA (42475200491701), was discontinued October 1, 2017 due to insufficient funds. This station has operated continuously since August 2015 and has provided river stage and discharge data to numerous Federal, State, and local water-management agencies to monitor and manage water resources.
If any Federal, State or local agencies are
interested in providing the additional funds needed to continue operation of
this streamflow gaging station,
Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center
LOCATION--Lat 42°36'40", long 73°07'28",
Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 02020003, on left bank at Adams, 500
ft downstream from Dry Brook, and 0.4 mi upstream from Pecks
DRAINAGE AREA--46.7 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1931 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 196769.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-NH-RI-VT-73-1: 197172. WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 827.86 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 1964, datum was 9.00 ft higher and Oct. 1, 1964, to May 29, 1974, 8.00 ft higher, at site 500 ft upstream.
REMARKS--Records good except those for estimated daily discharge, which are poor. Diversion upstream for municipal supply of Adams. Some diurnal fluctuation by mill upstream prior to 1961. Flow regulated by Cheshire Reservoir 5.1 mi upstream.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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